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The School of Arts and Humanities is for students who want to pursue their true passion – or simply find it.

We‘re one of the largest and most comprehensive schools of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, with a diverse range of programs covering media and communications, contemporary arts, design, psychology and social sciences, criminology and justice, and the humanities.

We’re also home to one of the world’s best film and television schools, the Western Australian Screen Academy.

Our courses are delivered at our Mount Lawley and Joondalup campuses, with Arts and Social Work also available at our South West Campus in Bunbury.

Our approach to teaching is one that maximises a student’s employability through acquiring hands-on skills and experiencing professional placements, complemented by a solid theoretical background.

Our course structures also allow for acquisition of expertise in multiple areas, recognising the need for multi-skilling in today’s arts and communications industries.


The school offers a diverse and exciting mix of courses that are developed in consultation with industry groups and combine the latest theory with hands-on, practical experiences.

Research and creative activity

We are dedicated to providing quality research that encourages interaction with the wider community and contributes to benefiting our society. Encompassing staff and students from around the globe, we celebrate the diversity of perspectives and creativity that this brings.

Our research centres and groups include;

  • Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications
  • Global Issues Practice Centre
  • Lifespan Resilience Research Group
  • Psychopathology Research Group
  • Sellenger Centre for Research in Law, Justice and Social Change
  • Social Program Innovation Research and Evaluation

News & events

Symposium - Forming and Deforming Images: The creative process in flux

An intense one-day symposium that will investigate Bachelard’s notion of forming and deforming images of the imagination in relation to the creative process.
Event: Monday, 27 March

Ghostcards at Spectrum Project Space at ECU

Ghostcards from WA

A new exhibition by PhD candidate Roxanne Fozard explores the experimental genre of writing known as the Denkbild (‘thought-image’) in a Western Australian context.

Measuring Young Adult Attitudes of Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health at ECU

Measuring Young Adult Attitudes of Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health

This survey aims to measure attitudes regarding drug and alcohol usage habits and mental health issues. Participation in this anonymous survey is open to people aged 18 – 35 and could see participants win Gold Class Movie tickets!

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